Jessalyn Alvina

Title: Post-doc
Advisor: Wendy Mackay
Website: alvina

I am a post-doc ex)situ, INRIA Saclay and Universite Paris-Saclay. I just finished my PhD under the supervision of Wendy Mackay. My research focuses on enhancing mobile interaction by leveraging human ability and motor control to perceive and to produce rich data. During my master, I worked at in|situ, LRI with Caroline Appert and Olivier Chapuis. Afterwards, I worked as a research assistant at NUS HCI Lab with Shengdong Zhao.

See my full publication list in my website.



Jessalyn Alvina, Chengcheng Qu, Joanna McGrenere, and Wendy E. Mackay (2019).
MojiBoard: Generating Parametric Emojis with Gesture Keyboards.
In Extended Abstracts of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '19) (Glasgow, Scotland). ACM, Article LBW0218, 6 pages.
ISBN 978-1-4503-5971-9. 10.1145/3290607.3312771


Jessalyn Alvina (2017).
Increasing the expressive power of gesture-based interaction on mobile devices.
Ph.D. Dissertation. Université Paris-Saclay.
Jessalyn Alvina, Carla F. Griggio, Xiaojun Bi, and Wendy E. Mackay (2017).
CommandBoard: Creating a General-Purpose Command Gesture Input Space for Soft Keyboards.
In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '17). Quebec City, Canada, 17–28.
ISBN 978-1-4503-4981-9. 10.1145/3126594.3126639


Jessalyn Alvina, Joseph Malloch, and Wendy Mackay (2016).
Expressive Keyboards: Enriching Gesture-Typing on Mobile Devices.
In Proceedings of the 29th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2016). ACM, ACM, Tokyo, Japan, 583–593.
ISBN 978-1-4503-4189-9. 10.1145/2984511.2984560


technique lens
Jessalyn Alvina, Caroline Appert, Olivier Chapuis, and Emmanuel Pietriga (2014).
RouteLens: Easy Route Following for Map Applications.
In AVI '14: Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI '14). ACM, 125–128.